Sat, 08 Aug 2020

Beirut explosion may be turning point for Lebanon

ROME - Numbness and shock at first - now fury. The massive blast at Beirut's port Tuesday night that wrecked ...

Collision between truck and Land Cruiser claims life of Tajik singer

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who ...

Preparedness for nuclear attack or event at lowest point since 1945

It is important to mark the solemn 75th anniversary of the first and only use of atomic weapons against cities ...

U.S. Senate moves to restrict TikTok downloads by federal employees

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok on ...

Isreeli empathy for Lebanon draws fire from within

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Lebanese cabinet has ordered port officials who had roles in storing or guarding highly explosive materials ...

Pompeo calls TikiTok, WeChat, and other apps, 'significant threats'

WASHINGTON, DC - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from ...

Rebels and government forces clash in Myamar sending locals fleeing

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar's northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic ...

Flashpoint Beirut: Blast comes on eve of Hariri assassination verdict

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The world has been shocked by the severity of a huge blast which has rocked Beirut, killing ...

upGrad launches schemes to make higher education accessible to Bharat

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 8 (ANI/BusinessWire India): upGrad, India's largest online higher education company, which offers national and international university-certified ...

Smith's late pass at Michigan nets first career win

Zane Smith made a last-lap pass in double overtime to earn his first career NASCAR Gander RV Outdoors Truck Series ...

Australia's cultural capital Melbourne goes quiet under COVID-19 lockdown

Photo taken on Aug. 3, 2020 shows a street in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Bai Xue/Xinhua)"Before the pandemic we were ...

Ko starts hot, maintains lead at Marathon Classic

New Zealand's Lydia Ko followed up her first-round 64 with a 6-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead ...

Brazil's COVID-19 cases cross 2.96 million-mark

Moscow [Russia], Aug 8 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 50,230 to 2,962,442 within ...

Mushtaq Ahmed backs 'lethal' Pakistan leg-spinners against England

Chris Woakes hails 'miracle man' Ben Stokes as England fight back against PakistanAnd the pair will be expected to be ...

Former champion Stan Wawrinka confirms he's skipping US Open

Former champion Stan Wawrinka confirmed on Friday that he will not play the US Open citing "the health situation in ...

Man City pounce on Raphael Varane's mistakes to dump out Real Madrid

Manchester City took advantage of two shocking mistakes by Raphael Varane to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in their Champions League ...

How Philippines Got Runaway COVID-19 Caseload, an Outlier in Asia

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - The Philippines has become a COVID-19 outlier in East Asia with a runaway caseload because initial stay-home ...

New Study Shows Human Ancestors Had Complicated Love Life

Researchers have confirmed that hundreds of thousands of years ago, Neanderthals mated with at least four other contemporary species of ...

No. 5 Svitolina, No. 7 Bertens withdraw from U.S. Open

World No. 5 Elina Svitolina and No. 7 Kiki Bertens both withdrew from the U.S. Open on Friday. Svitolina was ...

RHP Strasburg set to return for Nationals

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut on Sunday for the Washington Nationals against the ...

Ukraine expects new round of detainee swap in eastern areas: official

Released Ukrainians arrive at the Boryspil International Airport in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, Dec. 29, 2019. (Photo by Sergey Starostenko/Xinhua)"We ...

Analysts Hope Elections Do Not Slow Somalia-Somaliland Talks

NAIROBI - As Somalia and the self-declared republic of Somaliland head toward elections, conflict experts are calling on both sides ...

India slams Pak over cross border terrorism in UNSC

New York [US], Aug 7 (ANI): In a strong attack on Pakistan over cross-border terrorism, India said on Friday that ...

The Infodemic: Are Most Diseases Transmitted by Hand

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: Over ...

England's white-ball tour to India postponed over virus

England's upcoming white-ball tour to India has been postponed due to disruption caused by coronavirus, cricket chiefs announced on Friday.A ...

Richard Kohler set for solo 'Ocean X' kayak from Cape Town to Brazil

After becoming the first and only person to paddle the entire circumference of the South African coastline in 2012, Richard ...

Ineos and Jumbo exchange blows at Tour de l'Ain

Two of cycling's heavyweight teams clashed for the first time since racing resumed as Egan Bernal of Ineos matched a ...

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens to skip US Open over virus concerns

Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens, both ranked in the women's top 10, withdrew on Friday from the US Open, joining ...

Australia to stage delayed T20 World Cup in 2022

The 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup - postponed by the coronavirus pandemic - will be staged in Australia ...

Karolina Pliskova eager to play US Open - report

World No 3 Karolina Pliskova said on Friday she was looking forward to playing at the US Open, bucking a ...

Oprah Winfrey putting Breonna Taylor billboards up in Kentucky city

First Oprah Winfrey gave up her usual place on the cover of O magazine to Breonna Taylor. Now she is ...

Team Liquid signs fish123 Valorant roster

Team Liquid made it official Friday, announcing the former fish123 roster as its new Valorant squad. Team Liquid's Valorant roster ...

The future of internationalisation of higher education post COVID

By Aveek BanerjeeNew Delhi [India], Aug 7 (ANI): The restrictions on international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted ...

Khamzat Chimaev - the rising UFC megastar from Russia

Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum ...

The Russian streamer who plays games using his FEET

Viktor has a total lack of control of his hands, he can't walk and his attempts to speak sometimes end ...

How Napoleon ALMOST became a Russian officer

Bonaparte was once a hair's breadth from enrolling into Russian service. If not for his arrogance, history could have turned ...

China Pays Premium to Control Petroleum Pipelines

China's biggest energy shakeup in years has turned into a guessing game as analysts wonder why the state agreed to ...

Universities Round the World Fail to Stand up to China: Report

Universities and colleges around the world are "unprepared" to deal with threats to freedom of speech on campus and academic ...

Africa surpasses one million coronavirus cases

Coronavirus has now infected more than one million people in Africa, but hopes that the pandemic may be peaking in ...

US surpasses 160 000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near

US deaths from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 160 000 on Friday, nearly a quarter of the world's total, according to ...

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Collision between truck and Land Cruiser claims life of Tajik singer

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who ...

US condoles loss of lives in Kerala plane mishap

Washington DC [USA], Aug 8 (ANI): The United States department extended condolences to "family and friends" of those killed in ...

Afghan says closure of terrorists sanctuaries will be effective

Kabul [Afghanistan], Aug 7 (ANI): Afghanistan on Friday said it considers closure of terrorist sanctuaries to be effective and beneficial ...

Former US National Security Adviser Scowcroft Dies

Brent Scowcroft, a pragmatic three-star general who served as national security adviser to Republican U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and George ...

Pompeo calls for timely release of Taliban prisoners

Washington [US], Aug 7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has called for the timely release of the Taliban ...

Kazakhstan: Medical app mired in corruption scandal

An app introduced by Kazakhstan's government to ease access to healthcare has become target of claims that medics are registering ...

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